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Batavia, NY- Harold E. Nesbitt, 91, passed away on February 3, 2022.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nan, and 2 sons, David Nesbitt of Pavilion and Thomas (Melanie) Nesbitt of Byron and a grandson, Connor Nesbitt of Vermont as well as nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Morganville United Church of Christ, 8466 Morganville Road in Stafford, where Harold's Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. also on Saturday.  He will be laid to rest with military honors in Grandview Cemetery, Batavia.  At the conclusion of the services at Grandview Cemetery, all are invited to a reception at the Morganville United Church of Christ in the fellowship hall.

Lawrence James Simmons, 83, of Elba, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2022.  He was born in Rochester NY on June 28, 1938 to the late John James Simmons and Hazel (Warburton) Simmons.

Larry is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia Anne (Peters) Simmons; five children, eleven grandchildren, and six great grandchildren; James (Patricia) Simmons of Churchville (Rob Simmons & Christine Guppenberger of Portland OR; & Dan Simmons & Amanda Lawson of Portland OR), Karen Simmons of Kennett Square PA., Linda (Rocco) Zambito of Elba (Rocco & Ashley Zambito of Los Angeles; Gianni & Kayla Zambito of LeRoy NY with Dominic, Maria, Gianna, Chiara and Leo; Luca Zambito of Rochester; Nico Zambito of Elba), Mark (Tammy) Simmons of Ballston Spa (Collin Simmons & Emily Toung of Schenectady; Noelle Simmons with Aliyah JM Simmons of Clifton Park NY) and Alan (April) Simmons of Melbourne FL (Michael Simmons & Hailey Blessing of Forth Worth Texas; Katelyn Simmons of Rochester; & Lydia Simmons of Melbourne FL). Larry is survived by his older sister, Vivian (Late Al) Kurt of Rochester NY and his younger sister Joan Markese of Martinsburg PA. Larry is also survived by his brother-in-law Richard (Meg) Peters; sisters-in-law Susan Peters; Mary (Charles) Schultz; and Kathi (Michael) DeBerger; along with many nieces and nephews.

Larry’s younger sister, Susan (Simmons) Martin died in 2019 with Alzheimer’s disease; as did his father, John James Simmons, in 2005. Larry was predeceased by his most blessed granddaughter, Danica Marie Zambito. 

Larry graduated from Edison Technical & Industrial High School in Rochester in 1957. He immediately began working with Rochester Telephone Co. as a frame man, then moved on to installing and repairing home phones, then repairing cable until his retirement in 1990. 

Larry served Our Lady of Fatima Church in Elba NY as Director of Religious Education. From 1992-2002, he also voluntarily maintained the Church property. In 1998 Larry was presented with the Lay Award of St. Joseph the Worker by Bishop Mansell of Buffalo, in recognition of Larry’s outstanding, unselfish service to the Church.

On Saturday, April 9, 2022 services will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Elba. Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 11 am to 12 pm at St. Padre Pio Parish, Our Lady of Fatima Worship Site, 65 South Main Street, Elba with his Mass of Christian Burial to follow immediately at 12 pm. Committal services follow at Maplelawn Cemetery, Elba. 

Memorials may be made in the form of Mass intentions to St. Padre Pio Parish, 56 Maple Ave., Oakfield, New York 14125 or to the Chapel at St. Ann’s' Community, 1500 Portland Ave. Rochester, NY  14621, as well as to the Alzheimer’s Association of Rochester and the Finger Lakes, 435 E Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14620 or online at www.alz.org.  To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in Larry’s memory, please visit www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia.

Corfu - The biggest,  warmest,  most generous heart stopped when our devoted and loving  husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, George passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 84.

We have been forever blessed with such a kind and loving soul as our patriarch. He leaves behind generations who know his optimistic joyful love of life, which will live on in our own hearts for generations to come. 

Survived by his wife of 59 years, Earlotta, and children, Gregory (Andrea) Karam, Kristin (Thomas) Brown, Jeffrey Karam and Michelle (Thomas) Keilman, grandchildren: Kara, Marissa and Sarina Brown, Michael and Sophie Karam, Ryan, Georgina, Samuel, and Harrison Keilman, great-grandchildren: Joshua, Pierson Brown and Thomas Sugrue. 

Also survived by sisters MaryLouise and Patricia, and brothers Michael and Bernard. Preceded in death, parents Edmund and Mary (Kane) Karam, brother, Edmund and sisters, Shirley and Kathie.

After graduating from St. Mary’s School, Cortland, George attended St. Mary’s College, Maryland and SUNY Cortland. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard. He lovingly provided for his family for 30 years as Sales Manager at Sexton, and in retirement, owned and operated The Union Hotel, Corfu NY. George was an active community member; Treasurer of both the Pioneer Mens’ Club and of St. Francis Social Club, he also served on the Village Board of Trustees and was a  Little League Coach for many years. 

A funeral mass will be held on April 23, 2022 at 10:00 am at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 18 West Main Street, Corfu. A luncheon will follow at 8656 Church Street, East Pembroke. A celebration of George’s life will continue that evening at his “Happy Place”. Flowers gratefully declined, instead, please bring your favorite memories of George.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc. 4-6 Main Street, Corfu, NY.

In loving memory of Teresa (Tre) M. George age 65 from Oakfield New York now resting peacefully with our Lord. Teresa is survived by her daughter Nina (Tony) White, granddaughter Natalia and son Jerome George.  She was predeceased by her husband John J. George and brother Peter Severino.  Surviving family includes her parents Nicolo and Mary Severino and siblings Joseph (Sheri) Severino, Christine (Randy) Bow, Rosemary (Norm) Geiss, Maria (Darin) Waite, Nicholas (Robin) Severino, Rafaline (Greg) Shilvock, and Jerry (Dorine) Severino along with several nieces and nephews. Teresa graduated from McAuley School of Nursing in 1980. Teresa spent most of her career employed at Saint Jerome’s Hospital as an LPN forming lifelong friendships with fellow nurses. She also worked as a Home Health Care Aide.  Teresa, a nurse throughout her whole life, touch the lives of so many families especially caring for her own nephew Justin “Goose”. Teresa will always be remembered for her free spirit including her unique style in clothing and gift giving. She loved her music listening to local bands and classic rock of Fleetwood Mac and James Taylor.  Teresa loved her pets, often adopting and rescuing animals that others would turn away.  The family wants to express deepest gratitude to all those who cared for Teresa in her final days, especially Crystal and the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department.

Calling hours will be held at Burdett & Sanford Funeral home in Oakfield, New York on Friday April 8th from 4 – 6 p.m. followed by a service to honor Teresa’s memory.  She will be laid to rest at St. Cecilia’s Cemetery, Oakfield. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Alabama Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 798, Basom, New York 14013. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Ola Jean Park, age 74, a lifetime resident of Pavilion, who later moved to Perry, NY, passed away on March 31, 2022, with her husband by her side.

   ola_j._park.png  She was born on July 12, 1947, a daughter of the late Donald Sr. and Arletta Roblee. 

     Ola was Captain of the Pavilion Rescue Squad and was the first female firefighter of the Pavilion Fire Department.

     She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Richard Park Sr.; sons, Richard Jr. (Michelle) Park of Pavilion, Thomas (Payadie) Park of LeRoy and Donald (Kathy) Park of Pavilion; grandchildren, John (Amanda) Park, Alyssa Park, Kayla (Dylan) Wetzel, Kerisa Park, Melisa Park, Keegan Park, Trisha (Billy) Park, Zachary (Rachel) Park and Harley Jean Park; 6 great-grandchildren; sister, Carol Muehlig; brother, Donald Jr. (Lynne) Roblee; sister, Donna (Paul) Bernheisel, along with many nieces and nephews.

     She was also predeceased by her niece, Elizabeth Starr and brother-in-law, Gary Muehlig.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, April 9 from 9:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy, where her Service of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 P.M.  Private family interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Pavilion Fire Department.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Ola's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Batavia - Mary E.  Moore, 73 of Batavia passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

She was born Friday, March 18th, 1949 in Warsaw, a daughter of the late Homer Steven Bush, Sr. and Charlotte Goodenow Bush.

Mary enjoyed playing cards, going shopping and out to eat. She loved to listen to music, especially Elvis Presley.  Above all else, her family was most important to her.

Mary is the wife of Robert E. Moore, Sr. who passed away on May 8, 2012.

Surviving are her children, Robert E. (Chris) Moore, Jr. of Elba, Steven (Kimberly) Moore, Sr. of Warsaw,  Jimmy (Bonnie) Moore, Sr. of Oakfield and Stacey (Dale) Wissinger of Oakfield; her grandchildren, Robert (Silena) Moore, III, Amanda (Will) Lobbins, Becky (Chris) Moore, Nicole (Jamie) Dell, Steven (Stephanie) Moore, Jr., Jimmy (Christy) Moore, Jr., Lacy (Joey) Moore, Justin Moore, RJ Smith, Rylee (Hunter) Wissinger and Connor Wissinger; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister, Carol (Dave) Coughlin of Batavia; her brothers,  Homer (Cathy) Bush, Jr. of Oakfield, Jon (Cindy) Bush of Batavia and Mark Bush of Batavia. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews all with whom she shared a special relationship with.

She is predeceased by her grandson, Jessie Moore and her siblings, Coleen Moore, David Bush, Yvonne Madison, Steven Bush and Jerry Bush.

Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Burdett & Sanford Funeral Home, 11 Maple Avenue, Oakfield.  Funeral services will immediately follow visitation at 2:00 pm.  She will be laid to rest in Reed Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Office for the Aging, 2 Bank Street, Batavia, New York 14020. To leave a condolence, share a story or light a candle in her memory, please visit www.burdettandsanford.com.

Hilton / Wyoming ~ Eunice K. Dills was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend.  She left this world on March 31, 2022 at age 83.

   eunice_dills.jpg  She was born to Charles and Mabel Sage on December 13, 1938 in Dale, N.Y.

     Eunice loved her family, sewing, cooking, baking, playing games and doing puzzles.  She also had careers outside her home that included cosmetology and various positions at Wyoming Central School for many years.

     Eunice is survived by her husband and love of her life, Roger, for 61 years.  Eunice and Roger raised their family in Wyoming, NY and then moved to Hilton, NY to be closer to family.  They were snowbirds for many years and met great friends along the way.

     Eunice is also survived by her children; Sandra (Steven) Houseknecht, David and Brenda (Joell) Davies.  She was Mema to her grandchildren; Lauren (Daniel) Fenton, Mitchell (Samantha), Shane (Olivia) and Shawn (Kayla).  Eunice has one great-grandchild, Elliot, that was the apple of her eye.

     Eunice was predeceased by Roger, Ronald and Douglas Sage and she is survived by Shirley Jeffres, Wayne (Joan) Sage and Mary Sage, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Family and friends may attend her Celebration of Life on Monday, April 4 from 3 ~ 5 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt.19), LeRoy.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to either Cottage Grove Rochester Presbyterian Home or Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center.

     Condolences may be shared with Eunice's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Caledonia ~ Robert L. Shoemaker III (Shoe, Bob), age 54 on 3/28/22.  Predeceased by his grandparents, William and Catherine Heuer, cousin, Gary Heuer Jr. and his god-mother, Nancy L. Heuer.  Survived by his mother, Gail (Kevin "Pa") Bovill; his father, Robert (Helen) Shoemaker II; his son, Bobby (Gabrielle) Shoemaker IV; his daughter, Madison Shoemaker (James Sickles); his fiancé, Lisa Murphy; uncles, Gary Heuer and Karl (Debra) Heuer; his Heuer cousins, Michael Heuer, Gretchen Micheaux, Spencer, Kyle and Tyler Heuer, along with all the Whiteside cousins and his best friend, David Lang.

     Bob was truly amazing!  His greeting "Hello Sweetheart" or "Thanks Honey" will leave many broken hearts.  Bob's most cherished role was being a dad to Bobby and Madison.  His memory will live on through them.

     Everyone is welcome to join the family on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Jones Hall, 366 Leicester Road (Rt. 36), Caledonia.

     Memorials are suggested to either Wilmot Cancer Center or the Caledonia Lions Club.

     Condolences may be shared with Bob's family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

     Mr. Shoemaker and his family are being cared for by the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc. in LeRoy.  585-768-2400

Betty Dorothy Tracy (Roberts) passed quietly of natural causes at her home in Batavia, NY on Friday morning, October 1, 2021.She was surrounded by her loving family and was listening to her favorite music by the late Johnnie Ray. She was 89 years old.

Betty was predeceased by her husband John F. Tracy. She was also predeceased by six siblings, two of whom had also emigrated to North America. She is survived by her younger sister Elsie Roberts of Oshawa, ON. She is survived by her six children: Carol (Peter) Wardill of Epsom, Surrey, UK; Linda Tracy (Richard Smith) of Batavia, NY; Diane Tracy of Jacksonville, FL; Vincent (Elizabeth) Tracy of Houston, TX; Stephen (Tracey) Tracy of Beaverton, OR; and Denise (Troy) Vereecken of Bergen, NY. In addition, she is survived by fifteen grandchildren and an ever-growing number (currently at 11.5) of great-grandchildren. She is greatly loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews on both sides of the pond for whom she was “Aunt Bette.”

A Celebration of Life will be held in her honor on Saturday April 9th, 2022 from 1:00-3:00PM at Batavia Country Club 7909 Batavia-Byron Rd. Batavia, New York 14020. Please join us.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital www.stjude.org. To leave message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

mancuso.jpg  Beverly B. Mancuso, 95, of Batavia passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday March 29, 2022. She was born on December 5, 1926 in Portage, New York to the late Ivan and Harriet (Barnes) Boss. In addition to her parents, Beverly is predeceased by her husband; Joseph L. Mancuso.

Mom was a lifelong lover of horses. Her happiest days as a child were when she would take off on her horse early in the morning and ride all day. She called herself a true wanderer at heart (something that Dad sparked). Beverly’s first 8 years of school were in a one-room schoolhouse. She was in 4-H, was a majorette with the Attica Concert Band. Beverly held many jobs, she was a waitress, bank teller (had to stop working at the bank when she got pregnant since women could not be seen pregnant in the workplace!), a receptionist at St. Joseph's Parish, sold uniforms for St Joseph's School, worked at St. Jerome Hospital, Hans Moeller’s Jewelers, Darien Lake and absolutely without a doubt enabled Dad to create the world's first business incubator by keeping everything together at home (domestic engineer), as well as helping at the Batavia Industrial Center by operating the switchboard and being the receptionist and secretary.

She is survived by her children; William J. (Melissa) Mancuso of OH., Beverly Mancuso of Batavia, B. Thomas (Jinny) Mancuso of Batavia, Robert L. (Sandra) Mancuso of Batavia and Anthony I. (Cathy) Mancuso of Elba; brother Ivan P. Boss of Attica and Donald (Sue) Boss of TN; 5 grandchildren Joseph, Jordan, Jenna, Isabella and Carmen Mancuso, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. A special thank you to Sandy Maniace, for being Mom’s caring companion and friend, a true gift from God.

Mom loved spending time with her family, and always enjoyed attending any and all events involving her beloved grandchildren.  There are countless stories and wonderful memories for all of us to carry forward in loving memory of this most amazing Mother, Friend, Grandmother, Aunt.  A strong woman who lived her life with honor, kindness and class, Mom will be greatly missed.

There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held privately for the family. Mrs. Mancuso will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph’s Mausoleum. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Last Chance Corral, 5350 Old Rt. 33 Athens, OH 45701.  To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.comArrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia, New York 14020.


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